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Brain MRI Findings and Distribution of the Findings According to the Age Groups in Childhood Epilepsies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.175
Pages: 
Synopsis: 
The most common pathology in all age groups that caused epilepsy in children was the indication of parenchymal damage. Another common pathology is hippocampal sclerosis and cortical developmental abnormalities. MRI is a noninvasive imaging modality that can be used to identify pathologies that do not involve any ionizing radiation and lead to epileptic attacks in childhood.

ABSTRACT

Objective: We aimed to retrospectively analyze the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) observations and the distribution of etiological factors according to age groups in cases with MRI examinations for an epilepsy diagnosis.

Methods: The brain MRI of 606 cases from the 0–17 years age group were analyzed retrospectively, and the findings were evaluated according to the age group. 

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 18 Jan, 2018

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Traditional Antiepileptics Remain First Line Treatment for Children with Epilepsy at The University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.473
Synopsis: 
Epilepsy in children at UHWI was reviewed in 63 children. No sex predilection was observed. Focal seizures were the most common overall. Carbamazepine was the drug of choice for treatment of focal seizures initially whilst valproic acid for generalized seizures.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To describe the demography of epilepsy in children at the University Hospital of the West Indies and to review the frequency of major seizure types and antiepileptic drug therapy used at diagnosis.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2016

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Accompanied by Epilepsy in a Child

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.222
Pages: 
457

The Editor,

Sir,

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that occurs in childhood and goes on into adulthood.

Accepted: 
26 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2015
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